Tuesday, November 12, 2013
We were up at 5:30 am today to catch a shuttle to the airport (BNA – Nashville) for our early flight to Las Vegas. I’m drafting this blog post using the Notes app on my iPad on our Southwest Airlines flight. I won’t post this for a few days, but I am connected to the Internet “on the plane”. For this 4 hour flight, Internet service was only $8. I got a blog post written, some work emails taken care of, some new Heartland Owners Forum posts read, then I watched a movie I had loaded onto the iPad.
It was warm and sunny when we landed in Las Vegas. We took a cab to our hotel, did the pre-check-in for a room, stored our luggage and started walking North on Las Vegas Blvd. down to the Tix4Tonight shop at the Giant Coke bottle.
- Giant Coke Bottle
We bought tickets to the Australian Bee Gees show for Thursday night. Hope it’s good.
We visited The Hermitage today near Nashville, TN. It’s the home of President Andrew Jackson. The home he built here was complete before his presidency, then remodeled a couple of times while he still owned it. Once, after a fire ravaged it.
Below are a few of the images I took today. Later, I’ll add more about our visit as well as more images.
The Hermitage. This is the sign you see when you enter the property from the main highway.
Jackson’s Burial Tomb. Both he and his wife are buried there.
This house-like structure is known as the “Springhouse”. Water from one of the natural springs on the property was used in the Springhouse to keep milk and other products chilled.
Here are some “Belted Galloway” cows. They originate from the mountainous Galloway region of Scotland.
Here’s the front of the Hermitage Mansion.
This is the back of the Hermitage Mansion.
Alfred’s Cabin. One of the longest serving slaves owned by Jackson. He stayed on after the property setup as a tourist location, working as a guide until his death.
Here’s Nancy on the trail between the museum and the mansion.